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Bolivia: a country without a president

Evo Morales' house was ransacked. Just after the announcement of his resignation on Sunday, November 10, dozens of protesters invaded the home of the former president, located in Cochabamba, his historic stronghold. Mobile phones in hand, the curious immortalize these moments. On the night of Sunday to Monday, incidents broke out everywhere in Bolivia. In La Paz, a bus depot burnt down, as well as several houses, belonging either to members of the opposition or to relatives of Evo Morales. Violence caused by the resignation, live on television, of the Bolivian president. Thousands of people gathered Sunday night in the streets of the capital to celebrate this announcement.

For three weeks and a disputed re-election, hundreds of thousands of protesters demanded the departure of their leader. Accused, let loose by the army and the police, Evo Morales, in power since 2006, has finally yielded. For now, no one knows exactly where Evo Morales is, who denounces a coup d'etat. According to the opposition, police are looking for him to arrest him, which is denounced by some officials of the police. In the country, political chaos sets in. All the successors provided for in the Constitution have also resigned. The second vice-speaker of the Senate, Jeanine Añez, a member of the opposition, asserts her right to lead the country ad interim, but it will be up to Parliament to decide.

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